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Sadiron
1870

The popular "cool-hand" iron
Mary Potts of Ottumwa, IA, patented this double-ended sadiron in 1870. It was known as a "cool-hand" iron because its detachable walnut handle protected the hand of the ironer. Marketed internationally, Potts's irons were extremely popular in the United States and were used up until the middle of the 1900s by people whose homes had no electricity.

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5" high x 6" wide
U.S. patent No. 103501, May 24, 1870
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